Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Schools to Close on Sunday for Formula One Race

The Jeddah Education Department has announced that schools will be closed on Sunday, as the Saudi city hosts a Formula One race.

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be held on March 19, although events take place from March 17.

Classes will resume through the Madrasati remote-learning platform for all schoolchildren.

The department posted the announcement on its official Twitter account that next Sunday will be a holiday “for all schools in Jeddah with the activation of the distance education platform”.

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit has been undergoing preparations to host the race, the third international motor racing event held in the coastal city.


The National
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